House of the Dead [DVD] [2003]

A group of college students looking for kicks on spring break find something much more sinister during a visit to a deserted island in this horror story, which has been given an enriched presentation on DVD. House of the Dead has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. Viewers can choose between three audio formats: Dolby DX Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo, and DTS ES 6.1. The dialogue is in English, with optional subtitles in English and Spanish, as well as closed captioning in English. A variety of bonus material appears on this edition, including two audio commentary tracks featuring observations from the film's director, producers, and cast; a collection of deleted scenes; a short documentary on the making of the film; a profile of the picture's sexy leading ladies; the original theatrical trailer; and a trial version of the video game Nightshade.
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Special Features

  • 16 x 9 widescreen version
  • Deleted scenes
  • "Behind the House: Anatomy of the Zombie Movement" making-of featurette
  • "Stacked for Zom-bat: The Sexy Babes of 'House of the Dead' Prepare for Battle!" featurette
  • Audio commentary with director Uwe Boll, post-production supervisor Jonathan Shore, producer Shawn Williamson, and actor Jonathan Cherry
  • Audio commentary with executive producer Mark Altman
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Sneak peek of new Sega game "Nightshade"
  • Optional English and Spanish subtitles
  • English closed captions
  • Trailer gallery
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

House of the Dead
Adapted from the popular Sega arcade video game of the same name, director Uwe Boll's action horror effort finds a group of partying teens stranded on an island and doing battle with a new breed of unusually mobile zombies. Looking for a place to party away spring break, college students Cynthia (Sonya Salomaa), Greg (Will Sanderson), and Karma (Enuka Okuma) hear rumors of a rave on a remote island in the Seattle area. Rushing to catch the party boat, the teens pick up friends Simon (Tyron Leitso) and Alicia (Ona Grauer), but discover upon arrival at the dock that the boat has set sail without them. Offering a few dollars to a local captain to hitch a ride to the island, the teens reach their destination only to find it eerily silent with no party in sight. Things go from bad to worse when the group is attacked by a mysterious creature, and they are forced to seek refuge in an old dark house on the island shore. Subsequently running into a few familiar faces and learning to their horror that the rave had been overrun by a horde of terrifying zombies, the group must now make one final bid for survival over the course of a long, blood-soaked night. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jonathan Cherry
    Jonathan Cherry - Rudy
  • Tyron Leitso
    Tyron Leitso - Simon
  • Clint Howard
    Clint Howard - Salish
  • Ona Grauer
    Ona Grauer - Alicia
  • Ellie Cornell
    Ellie Cornell - Casper

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